WHEN: Sunday, January 25, 12-4pm
The ladies over at Be Well Philly were talking about this initiative from Philly’s Unite Fitness, and we immediately thought of our brides: It’s a weeklong program designed to help you learn which carbs are good, which are bad, which give you energy, and which just give you, well, things like bloat. It’s their Carb Cleanse.
Food trucks have been a growing trend for quite some time now, and there’s no denying that the mobile food scene here in Philly is thriving: At any time of day you can find a number of these restaurants-on-wheels parked throughout the city, serving up their famous grub to lines of loyal fans.
Since the whole food truck concept has become so popular, we weren’t surprised when it began to seep into the wedding world as well. Whether you have your favorite local truck pull up to your venue at some point during the reception (this is especially great if you have a chunk of downtime between the ceremony and the party) or you have one ready as a late-night, post-reception snack for (over-served?) guests coming off the dance floor, food trucks are a pretty fantastic accent to your Big Day.
There is a really bridal lovely event that takes place once a year, and since it’s coming up next month and tickets are limited, we wanted to direct you to your calendar right now: It’s Love Is In the Air, and it’s happening on Thursday, February 26th from 6-8:30pm.
It’s put on by Philly event planning and design company Uncommon Events, in conjunction with Stephen Starr Events, the exclusive caterers of the Horticulture Center, where this party goes down. And basically, it’s just a whole lot of seriously fantastic wedding inspiration. To give you an idea, take a look at CinemaCake‘s video recap of last year’s event:
You know normally, we’re the ones reaching out to the fab peeps in the Philly wedding industry to get their take on things; to ask them to provide solutions to wedding-planning stumpers, to chat about their favorite things, or whatever else we’re talking about over here on PW.
Well this week, someone turned the tables on us, and this time it was me yapping away about all the things I love about weddings in Philadelphia!
The wedding budget is an often dreaded topic of conversation, but because it’s also an extremely necessary one—your entire celebration basically revolves around that magic number, after all—we like to offer as much support on the subject as we can. (Just take a quick glance below.)
When Jeffrey Miller was a sophomore at Penn, he started a catering business right out of his dorm room: “$5.50 for fresh-squeezed OJ, champagne, Eggs Benedict, strawberries with Grand Marnier and coffee—what a deal!” he says of his early days in the business.
Now, it’s 35 years later, and Jeffrey A. Miller Catering turns out 400 weddings a year at their 10 exclusive venues; if you’ve attended a wedding or event at the Racquet Club, Lake House Inn or Aldie Mansion, for starters, then you’ve experienced JAM Catering for yourself.
And so, we caught up with Mr. Miller to ask him about what he’s loving right now, from the thing he’s most proud of when it comes to JAM venues, to what he craves when he’s not eating his own food.
We’ve told you before about Rittenhouse boutique Coeur‘s gorgeous lingerie (and their infamous toy closet) and how it’s definitely a place you should check out for some very special-occasion pieces for your honeymoon. Well now we’re here to tell you how to score some of those very unique pieces at a discount through the end of the month!
If you’ve ever luxuriated—and we’re willing to bet you have—in one of popular retro-inspired knitwear brand Wildfox‘s kitschy-cute pieces (I basically spend the whole of December in this), then you will be very excited about the news that come this spring, the brand will be launching its first-ever bridal intimates collection.